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Mark Shea: Names in the Gospels

Last time in this space we looked at the spiritual meaning of names in Scripture.  But there is another aspect to names, particularly in...

Mark Shea: What’s in a Name?

Names are a big deal in Scripture. Hebrew culture and tradition saw names as more than mere labels to slap on people and things...

Mark Shea: Models of the Church: John and the Church of...

This is Part 4 of Mark Shea's series on Models of the Church There’s a little joke about Peter and John running to the tomb. ...

Mark Shea: Models of the Church

Part of my nefarious purpose in doing a series on the Senses of Scripture was to prime the pump for a new discussion on...

Fr Flader Q&A: Literary Forms in the Bible

“Dear Father, In a recent discussion in our Bible study group about the interpretation of the scriptures, someone mentioned that we have to take...

Fr John Flader Q&A: The truthfulness of scripture

“Dear Father, I was recently at a class in which the teacher said that the Bible was truthful only in spiritual matters, not in...

Catholics take up Scripture challenge

Eddie Sallan is one of many Catholics devoting 2021 to reading and reflecting on the Bible and its riches.

Priests swap clericals for camouflage to aid bushfire recovery

Army chaplains offer a 'ministry of presence' amid trauma Three Sydney priests have swapped clericals for camouflage to join the 3000 Australian Defence Force reservists...

Word of God best vaccine, says pope

Pope Francis told the Catholic Biblical Federation that scripture is "the beating heart that gives life".

Mark Shea: Real Prudence and Disagreement with Clergy and Bishops –...

Last time, in this space, I talked about the idea of docility to the Church’s teaching, dogmatic or not.  The basic point was simply...
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